Annual tree festival to benefit the children’s hospital




“Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Festival of Trees 2020.

MultiCare Mary Bridge Foundation for Children

The fantastic creations of the annual Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Tree Festival can be previewed in the virtual world for 2020. But, if you buy one, the real thing will appear at your doorstep the next day.

Saturday (December 5) is the 34th edition of the event, and it will have its usual live auction – virtual, of course – and an exclusive Grammy Award-winning performance. singer-songwriter Amy Grant.

Profits from the event help patients from Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and their families.

The festival of trees auction site has a gallery of all 16 trees. The auction has already started but will go live on Saturday at 7 p.m. with an auctioneer and a master of ceremonies.

Some of the trees this year include:

â–ª A vintage Lionel Electric Christmas train.

â–ª A beach getaway in the Florida Keys.

â–ª Alaska Airline round-trip travel vouchers.

â–ª Forno Venetzia outdoor pizza oven.

â–ª Two club-level tickets to the 2021 CMA Awards.

â–ª $ 2,000 in VISA gift cards.

The gala pre-show begins Saturday at 6 p.m. on the online auction site max donation. Grant’s show starts around 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $ 50 and can be purchased at

The trees will be delivered on Sunday. Designers will not enter homes but will be available to offer installation advice, according to MultiCare spokesperson Anna Agnew.

A Christmas tree for children has been set up outside the Mary Bridge with a red letterbox where they can drop letters to Santa Claus until December 23.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune since 1998 as a writer, editor and photographer. He previously worked for The Olympian and for other newspapers in Nevada and California. He graduated in journalism from San Jose State University.


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